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Life is predictable

…someone had shared a blog post with that short caption, and while I agreed with it superficially then, it wasn’t without reservations.

He had shared a blog post about an intelligent student he was classmates with who graduated as the best medical student in his set.

While to an extent this holds, but looking at the bigger picture this statement that life is predictable is punctuated by arrogance.

Yes a diligent, hardworking (and…put in some other adjectives that make for excellence) individual is expected to be acknowledged as the best by an award, or be promoted, but is this always the case?

It’s true that man by intuition, careful observation, dating or logical reasoning can deduce the outcome of an event or behavioural pattern to an extent, however sometimes reality comes with a total deviation.

For example, the weather forecast and the date of delivery can be predicted but even these can be very wrong and misleading.

Always and never, are words avoided in medicine because we understand that sometimes cases are subjected to changes beyond medical reasoning.

DO NOT boast of [yourself and] tomorrow, for you know not what a day may bring forth. (Luke 12:19, 20; James 4:13)

Proverbs 27:1

You can’t even predict when you are going to sneeze or blink your eyes talkless of Life. That was uttered in ignorance out of probable spontaneous excitement.

Luke 16:19-21 also tells of a rich man who had planned for future days but unfortunately he didn’t live up..

Does this rule out the need to plan for future days?

Absolutely Not…!!!!

Our God is a God of order. The whole creation speaks of order and so in representing him, our lives must be planned while trusting and depending on Him absolutely not merely on self-effort or intelligence.

I leave you with this verse;

Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding.

Proverbs 3:5 (AMPC)

P.S. The second part to this will be up shortly where I’ll be sharing reasons why life isn’t always predictable.

Part 2:

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  1. Life is unpredictable. No one can predict it. Everything is determined by God. We should not lean our own understanding.

  2. Life is unpredictable. No one can predict it. Everything is determined by God. We should not lean on our own understanding.

  3. “Trust in the Lord… lean not on your understanding”..
    It’s important that we are reminded of these words daily, especially in a world where the need to have a reliable strategy for one’s life seems to be the more secured option.

    Thanks for sharing.

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